I’m a regular bodysurfer, for more than 30 years, and these fins are great. The best I have used, I get the extra power I need to catch and stay on a wave. Comfortable as well.
POD Fins PF3 Evolution - Bodysurfing - Bodyboarding Swim Fins
Bodysurfing Fins, Bodyboarding Fins and Ocean Photographers Swim Fins - POD Fins PF3 Quality Rubber Swim Fins
Introducing our top-of-the-line surfing swim fin proud and passionately designed by our POD Ware team!
Others may try to imitate, but none will even come close to the research and development that has gone into the PF3 Evolution Line.
This distinctive swimming fin has all the high-quality design features of our PF2’s but stands out because of its asymmetrical design which delivers more precise balance when compared with competitors asymmetrical fins.
These performance fins are sought after by experienced bodysurfers, bodyboarders and ocean photographers. Our Point of Difference (POD) philosophy is what makes the difference in this leading edge surfing swim fin!
POD Fins PF3 Features
- Asymmetrical design delivers the precision balance
- Foot size relative to blade length ratio
- Manufactured with Malaysian highest quality natural buoyant rubber compounds
- Lightweight and buoyant
- POD patented lamination technique for super sturdy construction
- Soft rubber lined extended foot pocket is exceptionally comfortable
- Unique splay rails® combined with asymmetric blade provide excellent balance and a more powerful kick with directed thrust, speed and control
- Vertical rails produce greater wave holding stability
- Drainage design ensures quick water and sand release from the foot pocket
POD Fins PF3 - Swim Fins Sizes
- Small/Medium: 7-8 = Length 24cm and Width 9cm
- Medium: 8-9 = Length 25cm and Width 9.5cm
- Medium/Large: 9-10 = Length 26cm and Width 10cm
- Large: 10-11 = Length 27cm and Width 10.5cm
*Note: Please use the foot size chart for all models of POD fins. If you have any doubts whatsoever, please visit your local stockist. "Comfort" is your number one priority. Then "Performance" and last of all "Price."
Like we say at POD Ware... If you have Comfort and Performance, it's worth the Price.
If the length of your foot is slightly longer but matches the same width in the foot sizes chart, there is still plenty of toe room because the foot pocket itself has been extended for versatile fittings and to ensure a comfortable fit.
POD Fins are not engineered for fittings below the mentioned sizes (less than one sizes), this will alter the intended foot size to blade length ratio versus body weight.
This will compromise the swim fin structural strength, due to overweight or overstretching, is not covered under warranty.
Furthermore, POD swim fins are made from quality natural rubber intended for bodysurfing, bodyboarding, kneeboarding, swimming and other related water sports activities, including ocean photographers.
They are not intended for walking or running (they are not joggers nor shoes).
Bending the blade beyond 35° in any direction from walking, running and/or excess load on the blade or sole will cause the sole or blade to tear/crack voids warranty.
Please also review the blade length comparison between the PF2's and PF3's image, this extra blade length will scale the same in all size POD swim fins.
2 reasons why these fins beat everything else hands down: (1) efficiency of stroke, and (2) fit. I've used podfins since the first PF1's came out and even those were the most efficient and comfortable fins I've used. Previous brands I tried fit poorly (DaFIns, Hydro, DuckFeet) and didn't take Huey much effort at all to remove them from my feet. In approx 16 years I've used podfins, I wouldn't even need all the fingers on one hand to count how many times they've come off; and then it was only because they'd been flogged for years and the heel strap was losing its elasticity. Each model was an improvement on the last, and how any possible future PF4 model will beat the PF3's I can only wonder!
I bought DaFins and they are marketed as the "ultimate" bodysurfing fin. Not true. They are super stiff but do not allow the cadence and are not as responsive to adding quick pace to take-offs. There is a fine line between kicking cadence and stiffness that will allow me to go further and faster. I picked up a pair of PF2's in Margaret River while on a bodysurfing trip. Thought I'd give them a go. They are amazing, so I went the one-step up to the PF3's. With the PF3's and the PF2's, I've been able to get onto large waves that I'd normally have to bust a gasket to get on. I have been coming out of sessions not feeling completely spent. The swim outs to get out to the main break have also been great with these fins. My No. 1 go to fin now.
These have more drive than the PF1's I replaced. I ordered a size lower than suggested and they fit snugly and comfortably. They drain sand really well. Really good fins. Amazing customer service too. Cheers!
The Pods performance in the water was noted by all. The PF3 Evolution had more thrust than the PF2s, generated more speed and wave catching ability. No leg cramps and no abrasions on my toes from friction/rubbing in the fin shoe. The water and sand drained out well. Have not worn my Churchill’s since. Thanks again Shane have highly recommended POD to my friends. Keep up the good work, cheers mate
I've been mostly using a pair of Da Fins for bodysurfing. They've become pretty much standard in the US. I'd fallen out of using MS Viper for this purpose and hadn't been too impressed with DMC Repellor (comfortable, but didn't feel extra power). The new PF3 fit is slightly larger than my PF2, so wearing a sock or using a padded tether is thinkable. A non-padded tether works fine. There's no need for padding for comfort. The rubber's great. The fins's drain at the end of the foot pocket quickly removes sand and the shell fragments that are a big feature of the local beach. No more fin removal and cleaning once outside. In terms of swimming power and acceleration, I need to do some comparisons. My initial impression is that the PF3's are at least as fast as Da Fin with similar number of strokes. We've had only sloppy surf lately, so no comparisons of rail behavior or usefulness for bodyboarding (should be excellent).
In comparison to MS Viper: Blade Length - The extra length on the end makes a huge difference. I can feel more thrust than MS. Blade stiffness - Definitely not too stiff but enough to give you good motion. I think the splay rails combo is great! Blade rails - Stiffer than MS which gives me more propulsion. MS way too flexible for the short blade length. I dont understand why you would want a flexier version ie orange dot ones. Foot Pocket - A bit of room in toe area but still feels secure. I add ankle pads to really lock it in there. To be honest, very comfortable on the first surf. Ankle strap - Love this! Feels really secure where MS Vipers are too lose. On many occasion fins get ripped off just through duck diving. I dont feel these w PF3s. Kicking Motion - I found you need slightly bigger kicks with pods but not to the point where Im using more energy. MS Viper required shorter kicks but more of them = using more energy. Overall I'm getting on the waves how I should be which is what I need when waves are bigger as well. I guess for bodysurfing not so bad as I'm totally in the water.
Received the fins mate. They were so futuristic looking , now I really know what a top of the line fin feels like. The fit is perfect, I don’t even need the socks any more they are so comfortable. Thank you Shane
Best customer service experience i have ever had, Shane the owner walked me threw my process and made it a pain free experience. I could not find these in the states, but more than happy buying these from Australia instead of going with some the other brands. I have only used Churchhills and finally happy to try some thing else out and this is my first choice of whats out there.
The PF3 fins are by far the best I've used! I've tried Da Fin, UDTs and Vipers. None come close as I have torn ligaments and can't use them. Yours are pain free and powerful. Thank you!